Kansas City Star Denounces 'Gun Fetishists' Amid Debate Over Red Flag Laws

The editorial language of the Kansas City Star is exceptionally pejorative and demeaning against their political opposition. 

Of course gun control is a touchy subject that inspires strong feelings . . . But the 4th Esate institution has adopted a strange tag line when confronting strident advocates of the 2nd Amendment: "Gun Fetishists." 

It's not a particularly clever term and seeks to portray gun activists as perverse and obsessed. 

In the Midwest where so many families have guns in their homes . . . We're not sure if this tactic rings true and might serve to alienate potential allies. 

Moreover . . . The newspaper overestimates the chances of this legislation EVEN with newfound bipartisan support.

Here's their side of the story . . .

Gun fetishists in our region have denounced the agreement. Republican candidates seeking to replace Blunt in the Senate have denounced the deal, insisting their GOP colleagues back away from the talks.

Those candidates have offered no reasonable proposal that would stem the nation’s horrific, gun-created bloodshed. They are not moved when kids are killed. Dead fourth graders, it seems, are the price of freedom.

Again . . . 

In fairness . . . 

There's an argument that red flag laws are UNCONSTITUTIONAL along with doubt that this part of the legislation will make the final cut.

 Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

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